Recreation & Gaming

Trimble Launches Elite Membership for Outdoor Enthusiasts

December 11, 2012By

Trimble introduced today Trimble Outdoors Elite, a comprehensive membership program for outdoor enthusiasts. The Elite membership provides access to more than 2,500 best-in-class topo map bundles that can be stored on smartphones and tablets. In addition, Elite members can view public land boundaries in 46 states, see real-time weather and scout trips with a new online mapping tool. “From trip... read more

Magellan Introduces Five-Inch RoadMate RV GPS Navigator

November 27, 2012By
RoadMate RV 5365T-LMB_LR

Magellan today announced its first 5-inch RV GPS model, the Magellan RoadMate RV5365T-LMB GPS, designed for RVs with smaller dashboard spaces. Magellan will display its new RoadMate RV5365T-LMB at the RVIA Show (Booth H) this week in Louisville, Kentucky. The ideal travel companion for drivers of Class B and Class C RVs and those who tow other recreational vehicles such... read more

This article is tagged with , and posted in Latest News, LBS/Wireless News, Recreation & Gaming

Tablets and Cameras to Be Major GPS and LBS Markets by 2017

November 14, 2012By

Despite relatively stunted growth thus far, the tablet and camera markets are forecast to be the next major market for location-based services and GPS IC penetration. ABI Research’s latest Report, “Location Applications for Tablets, eReaders, Digital Cameras & Handheld Gaming,” forecasts the uptake of LBS and how it will affect the adoption of location technologies. The tablet market has largely... read more

Juniper: Augmented Reality Apps Could Mean $300M in 2013

November 9, 2012By

A new report from Juniper Research has found that with brands and retailers increasingly keen to deploy augmented reality (AR) capabilities within their apps and marketing materials, AR applications will generate close to $300 million in revenues globally in 2013. The report found that while the traditional pay-per-download payment model would continue to account for the largest share of revenues... read more

This article is tagged with and posted in LBS/Wireless, LBS/Wireless News, Recreation & Gaming

Rand McNally GPS for RVers Includes Weather, Rear-View Camera Capability

October 2, 2012By
Rand-McNally-RV

Rand McNally today introduced the RVND 7720, a 7-inch RV GPS device with Wi-Fi connectivity allowing for real-time weather information and display, and new hardware with rugged casing, video input, and brighter screen. The new device — shipping now to stores, online retailers, and RV dealers and distributors — joins Rand McNally’s line of RVND GPS devices for RVers. Rand... read more

‘We Will Find You’ with GPS, Nestlé Tells Candy Bar Customers

September 28, 2012By
Screen shot 2012-09-28 at 11.14.30 AM

Open a Nestlé candy bar in the United Kingdom — one of six with a GPS tracking device — and you could win a big cash prize. The candy company’s latest marketing campaign involves putting GPS trackers on half-a-dozen bars such as Kit Kat, Aero, and Yorkie. A 30-second commercial video shows, in Bond-like fashion, how the bar will activate... read more

This article is tagged with and posted in Maps & Services, Personal Tracking, Recreation & Gaming

Duntsu Releases Food Finding LBS App

September 19, 2012By

Dentsu has released a social app for location-based food search for iOS devices. FoodKing enables searching for a particular food item of interest, such as an omelet or pasta, based on the user’s location. Users can also “like” and “comment” on reviews and gather points to become a King of an individual food ranking. This app was released globally enabling... read more

This article is tagged with and posted in LBS/Wireless News, Recreation & Gaming

Toyota, DENSO Develop Device for Real-time Vehicle Data Collection

September 15, 2012By
120904Rele(Real-time-Vehicle-Data-Collection-and-Transmission)-1

Toyota Motor Corporation and DENSO Corporation are jointly developing an on-board communications network device, CAN-Gateway ECU, that can take data gathered while driving and apply it to create a virtual simulation that enables a new way to enjoy driving. The CAN-Gateway ECU captures driving data — including GPS data, accelerator pedal strokes, steering angles, brake operation signals, gear shift signals,... read more

This article is tagged with and posted in LBS/Wireless News, Recreation & Gaming, Road, Transportation News